Department of Art and Art History Faculty

Kristin Lucas participates in The Center for New Media Image as Location conference

Tue. October 21, 2014

large wheel with impeded ipads in room
Image courtesy of the artist

Kristin Lucas participates in The Center for New Media's conference Image as Location. She will present on collaborative project Tablet Tumblers which she work on with artist Joe McKay.

Table Tumblers are a series of objects designed to be rolled around the gallery. Each is outfitted with tablets that run a custom app or web page. Audio‐visual content running on the tablets is responsive to sensors within the tablets (tilt, direction, speed). Content ranges from generative animation to computer vision and mapping experiments.

In Tablet Tumbler Movie is presented as a six channel video installation. A 39-inch diameter tumbler object is used as a multiple-camera recording device, utilizing the tablets’ built-in cameras. Recordings are assembled into a continuous six-channel rolling point of view video that jump cuts through New York City-area living and work spaces. Participants navigate the tumbler through their own spaces and are given latitude for creative personal expression. Unlike traditional mapping services, the tumbler records its surroundings through a method of chance operation. It takes no stock in logical pathways, practical outcomes, or completeness of the task of mapping.

Sandra Fernandez exhibition at Notre Dame

Thu. November 6, 2014

rosary beads hanging from branches in darkened gallery space
Image courtesy of the artist

Sandra Fernandez presents work in Remembering the Undocumented Across the Rio Grande at the Notre Dame Center for Arts and Culture. The exhibition will be on display October 30, 2014 – December 5, 2014. Fernandez will have an artist's talk Friday, October 31, 2014 at 4 pm.

Fernandez's exhibition was reviewed in The Observer and featured on Iridescence Media.

Faculty and alumni present work in exhibition at Senaspace

Wed. October 15, 2014

drawing of abstract geometric forms on paper
Dan Sutherland, Burstree, 2014, graphite on paper, 9.5” x 6”

Professor Dan Sutherland and alumni have been included in group exhibition Prime Matter at Senaspace. The exhibition will be on display October 16–December 6.

Alumni include:

Michael Berryhill (BFA Studio Art, 1994)
Grant Huang (BFA Studio Art, 1996)
Charles Irvin (BFA Studio Art, 1994)
Christopher Schade (BA Studio Art, 1995)

Stephennie Mulder publishes op-ed in US News

Tue. October 14, 2014

green department cube logo

Stephennie Mulder published an op-ed in US News about the history of Islam and co-existence in the Middle East.

Michael Smith performs at Frieze London

Wed. October 29, 2014

Image courtesy of the artist and gallery Dan Gunn (Berlin)

For the Focus section of the 2014 Frieze Art Fair in London, Smith restaged his Government Approved Home Fallout Shelter Snackbar installation from 1983. The installation, presented by Dan Gunn Gallery (Berlin), is one of Smith’s most important and earliest installations and its first exhibition outside of the US.

This year’s themed section, “Live,” was organized by curators Raphael Gygax and Jacob Proctor and dedicated to ambitious performance-based installations.

Smith's performance received praise and mentions in The Art Newspaper, The Guardian, Complex, and Art Forum and was listed at the 10 of the best works at Frieze London by Artspace.

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